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-battered northeast. a victory for president obama. now he returns to washington to deal with a serious financial disaster. and dodging traffic. a nasty auto accident caught on tape along with a pedestrian who walked away from it. good morning everyone. i'm lynn berry, those stories and more on straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> if you can believe it, more mystery for residents in the northeast as a powerful nor'easter batters airs yas already hit hard by hurricane sandy. this storm is packing winds of over 60 miles per hour and dumped as much as a foot of snow in some areas. there are already reports of downed trees and power lines and more than a thousand flights have been canceled. katherine craig is braving the elements for us this morning. katherine? >> reporter: good morning from staten island, already hard hit by sandy. everyone is dealing with these piles of debris, a huge mound covered with snow as well. you drive through certain neighborhoods on staten island and this is the scene. you have stranded cars covered be snow, power lines covered with snow as well. half a foot
numbers. details ahead. >>> meanwhile, washington was abuzz over avoiding the looming fiscal cliff. the president's lunch with mitt romney, the united nations note on palestine. all this as joe biden was christmas shopping. >>> and some amazing random acts of kindness. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today the first of the two grand prize powerball winners will come forward to reveal themselves and have their lives change forever. and there's also buzz about a potential code within the winning numbers. nbc's kerry sanders has that story. >> reporter: in tiny dearborn, missouri, where just about everyone knows everyone, the question is was it one of their own who bought a winning powerball ticket? >> it's exciting, very exciting. we never, ever thought that we would sell the winning ticket, and here it is. we did. >> reporter: folks in this farming community just off interstate 70 are now trying to figure out if the winning numbers were chosen with meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home of the royals baseball team. those winning lottery numbers? the
. tracie potts is in washington with the latest on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. and in that speech, and it will be a speech because there will be no questions, we're told, from the white house, the president will urge congress to do one thing immediately. extend the bush tax cuts. that means your tax rate would not go up as of january 1st. beyond that, it's still vague. we're told he won't pitch a specific plan but he will urge congress, republicans and democrats, to cooperate to avoid that fiscal cliff andrea was just talking about. we will also hear today before the president from house speaker john boehner on what republicans are willing to do, how far they're willing to go. as you heard yesterday, he talked about possible tax revenue but conservatives say, and he later clarified in that interview, he was not talking about raising taxes on the wealthy, which is what the president proposed. what the republicans want to do is implement pro-growth policies. if the economy grows, people are making more money and that will create more tax revenue. lynn. >>
, who in washington knew about it and when they were told. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. a senior military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund raising in tampa, is married. she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say petraeus' downfall started when kelly was receiving harassing e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discover of mothers between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boilen is petraeus' former spokesperson. he spoke to him twice this weekend. and said his former pass boss is remorseful. >> in his words, he screwed up. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official told nbc news, that they interviewed petraeus in october. members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like, a lightning bolt. this is something that
and other food to people in need in washington d.c. >>> in other areas, president obama's daughters helped in the traditional pardon for the who is traditional turkey. >>> after the election, he joked about life is all about second chances. after this november, i couldn't agree more. now, here's your first look at this morning, dish of scrambled politics. >>> a wild scene at a city council meeting in newark, new jersey, audience members tried to rush the stage and people used pepper spray to restore order. it broke out after mayor cory booker made an unprecedented appearance casting a deciding vote for a new council member. >>> down at the shore we have seen these incredible images of of a roller coaster washed away by superstorm sandy. but get this. the mayor says he wants to keep it in place because it's stable enough that it would make, in his words, a great tourist attraction. >>> former director of the cia, david petraeus david petraeus is fighting cabin fever after his downfall and considering offers of book deals and maybe even a spot on television. >>> it is the first real hurdle f
have set backs when it keeping waterways confined. a washington community was flooded after a beaver dam gave way. a deluge of water caused road closures and damage to at least one home. the homeowner had complained about the dam to county officials before it ruptured. and was told the army corps of engineers had been notified. >>> now let's get to your money. stocks edged higher monday. looking back the dow gained 3.3% on election day 2008. another note, historically the dow and the s&p have both performed about 30% better under democratic ppts than republicans. a federal judge threw out a patent suit hours before trial. tesla jumped 9% as it ramps you have production of the sedans. american suzuki filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. nike is reportedly in final talks to sell its shoe brand to a private equity firm for $500 million. phillips 66 has a major gas refinery will remain idle for two to three weeks for sandy-related repairs. >>> good news. whole frozen turkeys cost only about five cents more than two years ago. anheuser-busch is asking paramount to remove the bud logo of the m
of the troublesome weather today is out in the northwest. that's where the large storm is. washington state, northern california. you'll have the worst weather today and for much of the week. wednesday, the busy travel day, it continues to be the same weather pattern. everywhere east of the rockies, mostly sunny if not completely sunny skies. mild temperatures. troublesome weather on wednesday. busy travel day. maybe seattle airport into portland. for thanksgiving day, a few showers into the middle of the country. for all the parades and everything else throughout the country, looks very nice. >> good news. thanks, bill. >>> as you know, it is thanksgiving week and it 'tis the season to travel. airports and highways will be packed with millions of people to get away. one of the busiest places will be o'hare airport in chicago. that's where we find nbc's jay gray who is live there this morning with a closer look. jay, has it started already? >> reporter: good morning, veronica. unfortunately, it has. officially underway the thanksgiving travel week. take a look, the lines already forming at the tsa co
in tata's care died while she left the kids alone to go shopping. >>> next to washington, d.c., and the sister of petraeus whistle-blower jill kelley went public for the first time with attorney gloria allred by her side. natalie khawam stood by as allred read various statements about natalie's character and said that her client shared a social relationship with the petraeus family. >>> and finally by a vote of 6-5, san francisco supervisors voted to ban public nudity in the city's castro district. violaters face a $100 fine, but people can still be naked on special event days such as gay pride or the folsom street fair. >>> all right, how about some sports? carmelo anthony went on a scoring binge with 29 points in a 102-80 victory over new orleans. the knicks have eight wins and only one loss. >>> former knicks coach mike d'antoni made his debut of the new coach of the los angeles lakers. in the closing minute kobe bryant drove to the basket and was fouled. they beat the nets 95-90. >> in college basketball rodney clark gave unranked butler a stunning upset of number nine n
-19. >>> redskins quarterback robert griffin iii put on a show connecting on four touchdown passes and washington held off a late rally to beat the dallas cowboys, 38-31. >>> in overtime, houston's field goal with just over two minutes left gave the texans a 34-31 victory over detroit. this was the lion's ninth straight loss on thanksgiving day. >>> to college football -- texas rivals faced off as tcu upset the number 16 texas longhorns by capitalizing on four turnovers for a 20-13 win. >>> some sad news to report from puerto rico. doctors declared boxer hector macho camacho clinically brain dead from a gunshot to the face tuesday. he will be removed from life support on saturday. >>> and coming up -- "red dawn redux." it was the soviets that invaded america last time. this time a little controversy of the bad guys. we'll have your entertainment straight ahead. >>> plus -- just 12 short years ago it was billed as the world's tallest and fastest wooden coaster. but no more. we'll tell you why. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. i love how clean and healthy my mouth is right now. i wish i could
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